Robin Aupperle, Ph.D. - The University of Tulsa
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Robin Aupperle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Community Medicine

Principal Investigator at Laureate Institute for Brain Research


Aupperle, Ph.D., grew up in rural Oklahoma and obtained her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University. She received her master’s and doctoral education in clinical health psychology at the University of Kansas. Her graduate research and clinical education focused on neuropsychology, neuroimaging, and anxiety disorders. She completed clinical internship at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, during which her training focused on clinical neuropsychology, cognitive rehabilitation, and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Aupperle remained in San Diego to complete a postdoctoral fellowship, conducting research related to neural substrates of anxiety disorders and PTSD, with a particular emphasis on decision-making processes and treatment. She moved to Kansas City to join the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) Department of Psychology as Assistant Professor in 2011. In 2014, Aupperle joined the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) and The University of Tulsa.

The over-arching mission of Aupperle’s research lab is to conduct translational neuroscience research that has the potential to inform our understanding and optimization of psychotherapy interventions for individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, or trauma-related symptoms and co-occuring conditions, such as substance use disorder. For more information about her research, please visit


  • Ph.D., University of Kansas

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • NeuroCognitive aspects of anxiety
  • Trauma and treatment (NeuroCATT)